Rattlesnake - Tortoise - double-decker desert duo

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Rattlesnake - Tortoise - double-decker desert duo

Post by hikeaz » Oct 27 2017 4:35 pm

Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A man hiking through Arizona captured video of a bizarre "once in a lifetime" scene -- a rattlesnake hitching a ride on the back of a desert tortoise.
https://upi.com/6658375
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Post by gummo » Oct 27 2017 5:02 pm

It looks staged. It looks like he put the snake on the tortoise with a snake hook. I should know. I stage photos all the time, except mine don't make the media because I'll admit to staging them. Nonetheless, it's a great video/photo.

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Post by rcorfman » Oct 27 2017 5:06 pm

@gummo
Maybe, but I do know it's fairly common that rattlers share the same dens with others such as tortoises and Gila Monsters. I also heard that the photographer went to photograph the tortoise and didn't know the rattlesnake was there until it climbed on.
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Post by Tortoise_Hiker » Oct 27 2017 6:31 pm

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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Oct 27 2017 8:43 pm

No big deal the snake just wanted to ride shotgun. :scared: :lol:
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Post by cw50must » Oct 28 2017 10:20 am

Yeah that's cool.

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Post by chumley » Oct 28 2017 12:02 pm

@gummo
You should put one of those tiny baby dbacks you always find on the back of a Gila Monster and make a video of that. Then maybe put both of them on a tortoise. Or a coatimundi! :)

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Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 28 2017 1:03 pm

gummo wrote: I should know. I stage photos all the time, except mine don't make the media because I'll admit to staging them.
Oh I find that hard to believe. I admire the natural settings you photograph in.
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Post by gummo » Oct 28 2017 2:12 pm

@chumley
I might try to duplicate this shot. I just have to figure out how to squeeze the tortoise under the snake. :-k

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